Jose Mourinho comes up against one of his former clubs on Sunday as Tottenham take on Chelsea in a crunch London derby.

Spurs will go above the Blues in the table on goal difference if they win, so Mourinho has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection to ensure a victory is on the cards.

That said, we think there is a very good chance the Tottenham boss will go with the exact line-up that has started the last two league games, wins over Burnley at home and Wolves away.

If that’s the case, a back four of Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld (fresh from signing a new contract) and Jan Vertonghen will protect Paulo Gazzaniga.

Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko will shield the back four and attempt to start attacking moves. Tanguy Ndombele is also fit, but Mourinho has hinted the 22-year-old will not start.

Further forward, the now familiar quartet of Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane should give Chelsea plenty of problems.

Here’s our predicted XI to face Chelsea – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. He’s only playing dier so we get so fed up, we’ll except matic from man utd.
    We dont even need matic but watching dier struggle in midfield will drive us mad.

    • Like Jeff said you have no idea what is going on. One Jose loves Dier. 2 no other player does a better job infront the backline. And threes, what 3? Oh, you brain dead if you are going to make a comment like that. Dier has his faults, but who are you going play om his spot?

    • It’s ridiculous playing 2 guys in the middle who can ok protect the back 4 but cannot BOSS the midfield or string 2 passes FORWARDS.
      Pointless & really frustrating Ndombele & Winks need to play ffs.

    • You crazy too
      He is lacking fitness. And Dier is superior as a defender and why change a womming tresm withxaxweeks’s rest. Think about it

  2. Hi,COYS.
    Dier can literally walk in the field of play,allowing the opposition to run into our camp,exposing the back linesr/defence.I wish Dier would play like Ndidi of Leicester or Guenduzi of Arsenal.
    Today’s game is fast,furious and creative, especially in the middle field.
    Sanchez too,is erratic most of the time.
    Can Jose consider Rose,cos he is combative and move Vertongen into where he is playing Sanchez.


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